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5 arrested over Asante Mampong fuel station robbery

Five persons have been arrested in connection with a robbery at a Total Fuel Station at Mampong Bosofour in the Ashanti Region.



The suspects; Inusah Braimah, 34, Iddrisu Amidu alias Jogo, 34, Hamidu Zonogor, 48, Kofi Bukari alias Mipellar, 42 and Musah Haruna, allegedly attacked and robbed the Total Fuel station on Friday 2nd March,2018.

Background

Police at Asante Mampong had information that some suspected armed robbers numbering about six (6) had attacked and were robbing attendants at the Mampong Bosofour Total Fuel Station.

Police proceeded to crime scene, but the robbers had already left the scene leaving Davis Frimpong the Branch Manager station with injuries in the head.

The victim who was rushed to the Hospital informed police that five (5) men who were wielding machetes attacked the station at about 6:30 pm, and robbed them of cash sum of Eleven Thousand Ghana Cedis (Ghc 11,000) and five assorted mobile phones amidst gun shots.

An immediate search conducted by police at the scene revealed six (6) empty Supreme FTB BB and AAA, 32GR 70 MM cartridges.

The police patrol team after leaving the fuel station extended their patrols towards Mampong-Ejura road.

In the process, the team spotted an Opel Astra Taxi Cab with registration number GW 9311 V with two occupants on board at Kofiase junction.

The team became suspicious and approached them, but one of the occupants escaped leaving Inusah Braimah who was driver of the vehicle.

A search was immediately conducted on him in the Taxi Cab and the Eleven Thousand Ghana Cedis (Ghc 11,000) was found on him.

Suspect Braimah admitted to the crime and led Police to a nearby bush to retrieve two(2) shot guns, eleven live Supreme FTB BB and AAA, 32 GR 70MM cartridges and two torch lights.

The police also found two pair of trousers in the bush which the suspect admitted as one of the pair of trousers to be his, and the other belonging to his other accomplice known as Kofi Bukari.

Press Briefing

Addressing journalists in Kumasi, Ashanti Regional Police Commander, COP Ken Yeboah, said suspect Braimah led police to arrest the other accomplices at Memenaso near Ejura in the Brong Ahafo Region on 10th March, 2018.

He said efforts are underway to arrest other members of the gang.

This arrest comes at a time when similar robberies have occurred in other parts of the country, raising concerns about general insecurity.

The police administration has stepped up efforts to reduce the robberies by arresting perpetrators and making sure they face the full rigours of the law.




Source:Citifmonline.com/Ghana

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